From the cruise book of Air Group 31
Cruise books were a form of "yearbook" for U.S. naval ships and aviation
units. They typically contain photos of most of the unit members, cartoons and a brief
history of the unit. I was given this book by a family member of an AG-31 pilot. In the
back of the book, there was a photograph of the bogus citation, listed below.
- Bomber pilots' view of Fighter pilots
- VT-31 TBM pilots pull the leg of their VF-31 Hellcat pilots
- A Bogus Citation for AG-31
- When not in action, minds and typewriters turned to humor
||"I Fly Hellcats"
torpedo bomber pilots of VT-31 could not let this opportunity pass to fire another round
at the fighter pilots of VF-31. The fighter vs. bomber war of words continues to this day.